Kitchen skills go so far and wide, from knife skills, to perfect pastry, to making fabulously good stocks.

We’ve brought together our most frequently viewed and requested skills in this handy collection, to help you improve your cooking from today, and be that (even) better cook. There are also a handful of basic recipes, ones that you’ll come to rely on, time and again. Use the filter to see them.

You can find even more skills and how-tos in our Learn section, and we’ve got info on ways to use up a whopping 250+ different leftovers, too – from that little bit of blue cheese to leftover chicken.

Or, try a search, if there’s a skill you’re particularly looking for – we’ve probably got it tucked away somewhere on the site.

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